Not Yet, When?
"There are things, even if you're vaccinated, that you're not going to be able to do in society," Fauci said on Monday during a White House COVID-19 press briefing. "For example, indoor dining, theaters, places where people congregate. That's because of the safety of society."
Though vaccines can help prevent people from contracting severe cases of COVID-19, the jabs may not stop them from getting sick altogether. It's also still unclear whether vaccinated people can be disease carriers, meaning they might spread illness to unvaccinated people in a community where vaccination is far from universal, prolonging the pandemic.
"We hope that when the data comes in, it's going to show that the virus level is quite low and you're not transmitting it," Fauci said, cautioning: "We don't know that now. And for that reason, we want to make sure that people continue to wear masks despite the fact that they're vaccinated." Early signs are looking promising that vaccinated people may not spread the virus well, but it's still too soon to say for sure.
I understand wearing masks. I understand avoiding groups and parties. But enough already.
Double masking and telling people not to eat out even after they have been vaccinated is too much to take.
The teachers' unions will pick up on this and play it for all it's worth.
I was asked about my brief teachers' union comment above. I will explain in detail in just a bit in another post.